Shoshone on Memorial Day

After yesterday’s failure on No Sweat Arete, we went for Shoshone on Sunday, with perfect weather… sunny skies, warmer temperatures, no wind. We hiked in and easily found the correct spire and found the traditional stream crossing. However, it was still early season, so the stream was roaring, and no easy crossing was to be…

No Sweat Arete 5/23/2020

Goodness was this a rough day! Location of climb on Mountain Project is totally wrong Cold, cloudy, windy, and a potential storm rolling in Ticks, ticks, and more ticks The first thing that went wrong was the approach. On Mountain Project, the crag’s location is set to be around the main crag wall. That also…

Junior's Farm 2020

SO MUCH FUN! Not sure why it’s rated PG13, super well bolted, all the “traverses” were super easy too. A true hidden gym. Plus it was only a 5 minute walk from the car! Pitch ratings are our best guess after climbing the route. Gear Brought 12 quickdraws, including 3 alpine singles and 1 double.…

MysterZ - 5.7, 9 pitches

MysterZ is simply a 5.7 route in Red Rock, shouldn’t be too difficult, right? Well, it was quite an adventure! Pitch 1 – Broke that up into 2 pitches? Definitely was tricky finding gear, a bit runout Pitch 2 – Maybe did that one in one pitch? Pitch 3 (scramble pitch) – I continued climbing…

True Grit 8/4/2019

We camped after climbing Mile High Club the day before and got an early start, it was perfect! Sun was already on the wall well before we got there! It seems like the wall actually gets shaded around noon at this time of the year. 5:20 woke up 6:05 started 7:00 at base 7:30 started…

Mile High Club 8/3/2019

Climbed with Liv and Cole and Alexis! Alexis was still getting over a cold, and we were backpacking and camping the night to do Vesper the next morning, so our hiking pace was extra slow, but we still finished ahead of schedule! 5:30 start 7:30 turnoff, stashing gear 7:45 hiking 8:30 base 12:30 summit 1:05…

Vesper Peak - Ragged Edge - 2017

Gorgeous views and a great climb! Resources Steph Abegg Gear 60m rope Doubles of 0.3 – 1, singles of 2, 3 Small nuts 12 quickdraws Climb Pitch 1 I believe this photo is actually only halfway up P1, and that’s where we went left off of both of the official routes… Pitch 2 The following…